Friday, February 24, 2006
Let's face it, most people would rather die, than face the possibility of being rejected by a person whom they have asked to help with their goals and dreams.
Being rejected strikes at the core of your being and not only does rejection cause you to question your ideas and goals but it also causes you to doubt yourself resulting in your self-confidence taking a huge hit. You become gun-shy around people when you should be presenting your ideas with energy and gusto.
You will not become a success by yourself so you must get used to finding people with the expertise to help you define and design your goals and dreams.
Think about Alexander Bell who had to sell the idea of the telephone to his soon to be father-in-law in order to receive financial support for his idea. What would have happened if Mr. Bell had not summoned the courage to ask for assistance?
You must develop the ability to bounce back from rejection by continuing to move forward and by changing your approach until you achieve success.
Jack Canfield writes in his book, The Success Principles that instead of feeling sorry for yourself or becoming defeated, just say "Next" and move on to the next opportunity.
The worst thing that can happen if you ask someone for help is that they say no. You should immediately say "Thank you for your time" and then say "NEXT!!!"
Sunday, February 12, 2006
I see opportunities everywhere I look. The only limit to me making the most of these opportunuties is the limits that I place upon myself. I don't have to do everything alone. I see partners and helpers all around me. I must engage these people to assist me in bringing my vision to fruition.
We must learn to embrace creative prosperity and wealth building thoughts and actions. We must all become aware of the power within us to be who and what we want to be at any level we aspire to.
To become millionaires we must become aware of opportunities from a millionaire's level of consciousness and awareness. This means that we must think about the challenges and problems faced by millionaires and more importantly how these challenges are transformed into opportunities. You do this be letting go of your old ways of thinking and doing things on a small scale with equally small results. Instead, you think big and act on an exponential scale that can affect millions of people.
You write a book that inspires thousands of people to live their dreams. You write a song that captures a specific moment in time that cuts across race, class, gender, and religion and touches millions of people, causing them to look at life differently than before they heard your song.
What impact are you making on the human race? Who are you inspiring to be better today than they were yesterday? What level do you aspire to live your life on? Are you moving towards that level or are you settling for what feels comfortable and secure because that is all that you know?
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Do you find yourself thinking about what might have been, what could have been or what should have been?
How many times have you said:
"I should have started that business when I thought of it years ago..."
"I should have put some money into Dell Computer stock back in 1993 before it took off..."
If you answered yes to any of the questions listed above, which most of us probably can, forget it - let it go - Right Now!! However, I recognize that this is easier said than done.
You must forget these thoughts because you cannot DO anything about what happened 10 years ago, 1 year ago, or even 1 day ago. You cannot physically take action now to change the outcome of failing to take action in the past.
You have control over one thing and one thing only - you have control over this moment - WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THIS MOMENT? Are you moving towards your goals or away from your goals?
You can live your dreams if you take this moment and do one thing that moves you closer to your dreams. Would you rather live your life looking back at what happened in the past or looking forward to the dreams you are moving enthusiastically towards?
I know what I am going to do - I am going to forget about my past inactions, failures, and false starts and move towards the life of my dreams.
What about you??